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The January/February 2024 issue of ACerS Bulletin is now available online.

This month’s issue focuses on ceramic and glass materials used in renewable energy technologies. The cover story provides a look at the glass-to-glass reclamation process developed by Carbon Rivers to recover glass fibers from end-of-life composites, specifically wind turbine blades. A second feature story describes several sustainability projects at Alfred University’s new Summer Research Institute, which provided research opportunities to undergraduate students in summer 2023.

In addition to the feature stories, this month’s “Deciphering the Discipline” column by student Niusha Heshmati explains the need to develop sustainable solvents for production of perovskite solar cells. The “Business and Market View” column overviews the global wind turbine market and highlights recent technological achievements in the wind turbine industry.

This issue also contains a unique feature article by Esther Dokyoung, who is investigating the use of ceramic-based arts in the treatment of people with mood disorders. Her article describes the results from a relief modeling exercise held at three mental health facilities in Nigeria.

Plus, a new “Industry Perspectives” column features Andy Thomas, vice president of research and development at CoorsTek, Inc., talking about how to accelerate time-to-market for new products by fostering a culture of collaboration.

Finally, meet ACerS new president, Rajendra Bordia. Bordia is the George J. Bishop, III Chair Professor of Ceramics and Materials Engineering at Clemson University in South Carolina. He will be the guest on ACerS’ podcast Ceramic Tech Chat this month, which comes out next Wednesday.

You’ll find a lot more interesting content inside this—and every issue—of the ACerS Bulletin. Recent issues are free to all for a short time, but remember that ACerS members can access valuable content from all 100+ years of the ACerS Bulletin—so considering joining us today!